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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

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  • 2m 0f 0y
  • 16 runners
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Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £14.60
  • Place: £5.00

Form: 860F77 D

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Record of 1-13 over hurdles; solid runs in defeat lately, including at Naas last time after a break and should be sharper for that outing; player.

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17th

22

2nd May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 94y

15:40 Punchestown

Clever Currency

11st 3lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Paul W Flynn

Dual purpose sort was an unplaced favourite at Dundalk last time; had previously produced a good display for this rider when second in an 18-runner handicap hurdle at Leopardstown.

25/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 3-27

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Consistent Flat performer has been placed on two of his three maiden hurdle runs; should have improved from his Thurles effort last month and can run well on handicap debut on ground that suits.

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1st

2

26th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 2f 185y

16:50 Downpatrick

Razdan

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Chris Timmons

held up in midfield, headway after 2 out, went third approaching last, short of room but ran on well on inner to lead final 110yds, comfortably

3/1

12th

20

(3)

18th Mar 2024

Heavy

1m 0f 0y

16:10 Curragh

Razdan

8st 7lb

J: Sorcha Woods

T: Chris Timmons

slowly away

25/1

9/4

  • Place: £1.50

Form: U/4-07

Last run: 230 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Has been in fine form on the AW lately and is now rated 88 in that sphere; best run in four maiden hurdles came at this meeting last year; should be capable of a big run; check market.

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5th

1

(7)

15th Mar 2024

Standard

1m 2f 150y

17:50 Dundalk (AW)

Firstman

10st 6lb

J: Paddy Harnett

T: A J Martin

Won here over 1m4f in late 2022, hasn't run since good run in 1m6f Curragh handicap last June; inadequate trip and best watched.

12/1

Form: /1P-6P D

Last run: 70 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

Bumper and maiden hurdle winner but has been poor on both starts since making a comeback this season and is difficult to fancy.

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6th

8

9th May 2024

Yielding

2m 0f 110y

18:10 Tipperary

Itsallabouteve

11st 5lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

midfield, some headway before 2 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge

14/1

11th

1

21st Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 110y

16:50 Tramore

Itsallabouteve

12st 0lb

J: Darragh O’Keeffe

T: Brendan Maurice Walsh

led, headed but pressed leader 6th

16/1

Form: 265269

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 8lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Has been runner-up three times over hurdles but was below form the last twice and has to bounce back now.

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6th

13

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

2m 5f 180y

18:10 Tramore

Knocknagappagh

11st 5lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Peter Fahey

Longstanding maiden but runner-up in three of her five chases and didn't appear to give her running last time at Ayr; each-way claims if back to best.

14/1

4

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

14:45 Ayr

Knocknagappagh

11st 7lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Peter Fahey

Irish raider; 0-23 overall but has taken pretty well to fences this season and stuck to her task when second of ten at Punchestown (2m3f, soft) last month; Brian Hughes takes the ride here; no surprise if she features.

4/1

Form: P09000 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Gained the last of his two hurdle wins off a 1lb higher mark at Killarney in July 2021; still has to improve on Thurles run last time.

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13

7th May 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 1f 31y

19:50 Ballinrobe

Ricky Langford

10st 2lb

J: Conor Owens

T: P J Rothwell

in rear, detached 5th

9/1

Form: 402517

Last run: 210 days

W: 11st 10lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Got off the mark in a Killarney handicap in July but was held off this mark at Ballinrobe next time; probably best watched returning from a break.

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0

3

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Vale Of Glory

11st 12lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

Was a C&D winner in May (second hurdle win) and has run well enough in defeat at times since; seems best on good ground and has a squeak.

14/1

7th

4

7th Aug 2023

Good

2m 2f 150y

16:53 Cork

Vale Of Glory

11st 11lb

J: Eoin G Kelly

T: Adrian Murray

prominent, weakened approaching last

9/1

Form: 009-99

Last run: 64 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

Flat-bred wasn't disgraced in two of his maiden runs last season but has been beaten a long way in both handicap runs this term; this better ground might help.

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No Results Found

Form: 45-797

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Showed some ability on the Flat and not disgraced in some of his maiden hurdle runs; beaten 27l on handicap debut in January; 4lb lower now but has to improve; blinkers might help.

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6

(5)

1st Mar 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

18:15 Dundalk (AW)

Boola Boola

9st 11lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Mrs John Harrington

C&D winner last spring; running over hurdles before a respectable effort over C&D last month; not dismissed.

14/1

7th

2

(14)

9th Feb 2024

Standard

1m 4f 0y

19:30 Dundalk (AW)

Boola Boola

10st 2lb

J: Keithen Kennedy

T: Mrs John Harrington

C&D winner last April but out of form over jumps of late and had been struggling for form on the Flat too when last seen in the summer.

20/1

15th

4

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

14:42 Naas

Boola Boola

11st 11lb

J: Conor Smithers

T: Mrs John Harrington

Dundalk handicap winner last spring; returned from over five months off when pulled up in a Punchestown handicap hurdle last week; best watched.

25/1

Form: F72963

Last run: 18 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Maiden under all codes has twice been placed over hurdles this term and could run well but has to find more to break his duck.

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10th

11

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 135y

15:15 Fairyhouse

Ventnor

10st 7lb

J: J J Slevin

T: James M Barcoe

towards rear

12/1

7th

14

26th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

13:10 Cork

Ventnor

10st 0lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: James M Barcoe

led, headed but prominent after 2nd, lost position before 4th

14/1

Form: 253340 BF

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 7lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict

Flat maiden winner was fancied to get off the mark over hurdles on debut for this yard in January but was beaten 20l on heavy; this livelier ground can suit better.

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10th

3

11th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:25 Perth

Ballinlough Gale

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, not fluent 4th

11/2

5th

7

30th May 2023

Good

2m 0f 40y

19:00 Ballinrobe

Ballinlough Gale

11st 3lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Only 1-31 overall and 0-15 as a hurdler; however, it's still early days with Gordon Elliott and he hit the frame here four weeks ago off this mark, albeit finishing some 13l off the winner; needs to find extra from somewhere.

7/1

3rd

4

2nd May 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 139y

17:48 Ballinrobe

Ballinlough Gale

11st 10lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: Gordon Elliott

Fair sort on the Flat is 0-14 hurdling although went close off this sort of mark on a few occasions last summer on this sort of ground; two most recent efforts well below his best so needs to bounce back but quite possible given the drying ground.

7/1

Form: P-6306

Last run: 8 days

W: 10st 1lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 80

Form & Verdict

Beaten 39l off this mark at Punchestown last month and makes little appeal.

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11th

15

21st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 41y

16:25 Punchestown

Monoxide

10st 13lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Neill McCluskey

Flat winner; 0-36 over jumps, perhaps some chance of breakthrough after recent second over fences at Down Royal; overall profile makes it hard to be confident.

10/1

2nd

13

23rd Jan 2024

Yielding To Soft

2m 4f 100y

15:30 Down Royal

Monoxide

10st 9lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Neill McCluskey

didn't always jump with fluency, led, clear before 4th

16/1

Form: 090-61 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Showed improved form to get off the mark at Punchestown last time over this trip on heavy; raised 8lb for that but the third home that day has won again since, so the form is solid; major player if as effective on this ground.

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4th

2

31st Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 0f 150y

16:20 Fairyhouse

The King Of Prs

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

midfield, headway and went third 8th, weakened before 2 out, lost third run-in

5/1

17

13th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 199y

Class 1

16:50 Cheltenham

The King Of Prs

10st 4lb

J: Sean Flanagan

T: Gavin Cromwell

Made a bright start over fences with wins in a maiden at Wexford (2m, heavy) and a novice at Limerick (2m1f, soft to heavy) at the end of 2023; creditable third to First Flow in 2m Lingfield handicap (soft) next time but a lesser effort at Thurles since needs forgiving; has first-time cheekpieces added to the tongue-strap he's worn since chasing.

25/1

6th

1

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 158y

13:53 Thurles

The King Of Prs

11st 12lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Gavin Cromwell

towards rear, not fluent 1st, brief headway 3 out, steadied 2 out, soon weakened

3/1

Form: 8-838

Last run: 70 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Rated 79 on the Flat and has shown glimpses of ability in maiden hurdles; however, was beaten 27l on handicap debut over C&D at Christmas and has to improve loads on that.

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8th

10

(10)

24th Sep 2023

Yielding To Soft

2m 0f 165y

16:45 Curragh

Wild Dollar

8st 13lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

held up in last

20/1

13th

1

(14)

13th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 0y

16:20 Curragh

Wild Dollar

10st 7lb

J: Jack Kearney

T: Eddie & Patrick Harty

towards rear of midfield

16/1

Form: 90F-00

Last run: 97 days

W: 11st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Well beaten in two handicap runs this season (eased last time) and has to leave that form well behind.

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0

11

23rd Nov 2023

Yielding

2m 2f 91y

12:45 Thurles

Grand Cru Chatho

11st 0lb

J: Philip Byrnes

T: Edward Cawley

Unplaced in 11 hurdle starts and this looks very tough on chase debut; others preferred.

40/1

0

11

10th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 140y

14:25 Punchestown

Grand Cru Chatho

10st 13lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Edward Cawley

Maiden ran well at Tipperary but disappointed at Kilbeggan earlier this season; probably best watched on first run since.

25/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Knocknagappagh

The Irish Sun:

Wild Dollar

SPOTLIGHT:

Firstman

RP Ratings (IRE):

Vale Of Glory

POSTDATA:

Knocknagappagh